Richard Foss

Becker’s Bakery: Best Bakery

Becker’s Bakery: Best Bakery

Odds are that someone among our readers has had Becker’s cakes at their at first birthday celebration, wedding, and retirement party. Maybe several someones.

 Randy Angel

Peninsula Heritage School – Best School Private

Founded in 1961, Peninsula Heritage School embraces each child with individualized programs to ensure academic success accomplished by talented educators and a rigorous curriculum that is augmented by the arts. A nurturing place for childhood experiences, Peninsula Heritage’s Character Qualities program has won many national awards. “The Best of the Beach award validates the hard […]

 Randy Angel

First Light Property Management – Best Home Rental Service

Over the past 30 years, First Light has developed a sophisticated, yet user-friendly property management system, providing landlords and tenants access 24 hours a day and the ability to manage most of their own needs seamlessly, whether applying for a rental at midnight, or getting a copy of a mortgage statement at 3 a.m. “Our […]

 Randy Angel

Jerry Carew, 3Leaf Realty – Best Real Estate Broker, Office

“It’s a tremendous honor to get voted by the public for Best Broker,” 3Leaf Realty broker Jerry Carew said. “I moved to the U.S. from Ireland so to win a local award is a huge deal for me. My family and everybody at 3 Leaf are very proud. We have happy clients because of our […]

 Randy Angel

Aloha Smog – Best Smog Center

Known for its friendly, fast service with free re-tests, this Certified Test Only Station celebrates its sixth consecutive year as Best Smog Station. Located on Artesia Blvd. between Inglewood and the South Bay Galleria, Aloha offers clients complimentary drinks and free wifi in its tropical island-themed waiting room. Aloha Smog services some of the largest […]

 Randy Angel

Dick’s Sporting Goods – Best Sports Retailer

Dick’s caters to fitness enthusiasts and team sport athletes of all ages and skill levels. The sporting goods store includes a golf pro shop and wide selection of premium hiking, biking and camping gear. The fan shop is a popular spot to purchase replica jerseys and merchandise of local teams. Dick’s was first to sell […]

 Randy Angel

South Bay Sailing – Best Sailing School

“For 10 years we have been introducing youths and adults to sailing through our lessons, charters and rentals,” South Bay sailing founder Wes Huston said. “That’s a decade of sailors who have made use of the fastest and most exciting fleet of sailboats around. From one boat and one instructor to 10 boats and 10 […]

 Randy Angel

Manhattan Beach 10K – Best Running Race

The Manhattan Beach 10K will hold its 38th edition of the race on Saturday, Oct. 3.The race is a partnership between the City of Manhattan Beach and the volunteer Race Committee, making it one – if not the only – top-100 race in the United States without a major corporate sponsor. “This partnership helps keep […]

 Randy Angel

The Lakes – Best Golf Course

Golf Course The Lakes The Lakes, a municipal golf course owned by the City of El Segundo, and has enjoyed tremendous success since it opened in June 1994. It is operated by Lane/Donovan Golf Partners. The facility includes a 9-hole, par 29 rye and bent grass executive golf course, a 10,000 sq. ft. natural grass […]

 Randy Angel

Wendy Ramos-Lenert – Best Personal Trainer

Beach Cities Training co-owner Ramos-Lemert has more than a decade of experience with cardio-kickboxing, TRX, weight-loss and toning. She has a fondness for teaching and helping people achieve their fitness goals while keeping the intensity high, the energy positive and her workouts tough. “We focus on Dynamic Personal Training and that’s what sets us apart […]

 Randy Angel

South Bay Trainer – Best Neighborhood Gym

Nationally certified trainers provide quality, affordable personal training in a comfortable, friendly community atmosphere. A broad spectrum of workouts is offered for youth to seniors, from bodybuilders and fitness buffs to the overweight. No contracts, sign-up, cancellation or membership fees and multiple clients at the same time keep prices low. Owner/Head Trainer Josh Sola was […]

 Randy Angel

Elite Training – Best Martial Arts

“We are not just a gym but a school,” Elite program director Sean Derhammer said. “When it comes to martial arts studios, the South Bay is very competitive so being here for 13 years is really unusual.” Instructors teach techniques such as LOTAR (Close Quarter Battle techniques) and Krav Maga (intuitive self-defense independent of strength […]

 Randy Angel

Spectrum – Best Health Club

The repeat winner offers an array of amenities including pools, saunas, certified personal trainers, group fitness classes, a wide variety of exercise equipment and an Interactive Kids Club. The 105,000 sq. ft. South Bay facility in El Segundo offers resort-quality amenities, including the Body Spectrum Day Spa and Café Vida, indoor cycling studios, kids only […]

 Randy Angel

Hermosa Cyclery – Best Bike Shop

  Hermosa Cyclery has been an institution in Hermosa Beach since 1974 and remains where it began in the same tan, two-story structure fronting 13th Street near The Strand. Is is known as the place with the “free air.” The air stations were designed by its owners and allow bicyclists to dial their air pressure. […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Best of the Beach 2014: List of Winners

Best of the Beach 2014: List of Winners

Every year, our readers vote for their favorite people, places and things across the South Bay. Look through the categories below to find out the winners and runner-ups of our Best of the Beach 2014 contest. For a complete list of this year’s winners, click here. Dining Music & Nightlife Shopping Health Sports Kids Hospitality […]

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